14 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
(Access via Angel Place)
Long Chim No See
“It’s been over 20 years since I last opened a restaurant in Sydney. And now like some prodigal son, I am returning home to open Long Chim. I am so looking forward to cooking in Sydney once more and having people come and taste Long Chim’s food - Thai street food.”
You'd be forgiven for not finding Long Chim at 14 Martin Place if you're not aware the entrance is actually via Angel Place. Signage on the corner of Pitt and Angel Place is a little confusing as there's no directional arrow pointing towards the hidden entrance down Angel Place from Pitt Street. It looks like they're busy getting the restaurant ready for an official opening on Monday 29 August for their first dinner service. Apparently Long Chim means to ‘come and taste’ and it will be a 190-seat restaurant, split over two levels, including a large open-plan kitchen, cocktail bar and a mix of nooks, crannies, counter seats and communal tables. The media release also mentions durian ice-cream will be on the dessert menu — durian lovers take note. Sounds like it'll be a great addition to the Sydney dining scene and I'm looking forward to checking out in due course. As a side note I've been to his Sailor's Thai restaurant in The Rocks about 10 years ago, which opened in 1995.